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11. Fishhooks: Don't Let Your Cat Get Hooked
During this time of year, you may want to grab your fishing gear and head for the peace and tranquility of nearby lakes or rivers. Frequently, you may want to take your pet with you, but unfortunately, fishing and pets don’t always go hand in hand.
12. Frostbite in Cats
Frostbite is injury to tissue that occurs when an animal is exposed to freezing temperatures accompanied by high winds. The primary areas that are affected include the feet, tail and tips of the ears.
13. Gunshot Injury in Cats
In our ever increasingly violent society, the ready availability of firearms not only increases the risk of injury to people but also to pets. Gunshot injury is particularly common in poor urban areas and rural areas.
14. Head Trauma in Cats
Head trauma is a blunt or penetrating injury occurring to the head, most commonly caused by motor vehicle accidents. Other causes include blunt trauma (such as being hit by bats or swings or being stepped on), falls, gunshot wounds or animal fights.
15. How House Fires Can Affect Your Cat
House fires are devastating and horrible events. During a fire, pets are susceptible to the same potentially fatal products as are people. The main culprits are carbon monoxide, smoke inhalation and burns.
16. How to Induce Vomiting (Emesis) in Cats
If your cat ingests toxic material, you may be able to avoid potential danger by making your cat vomit. However, this should only be done if instructed by your veterinarian, since it can harm your pet.
17. Hypothermia in Cats
Hypothermia is a medical term used to describe a body temperature that is below normal. The most common cause of hypothermia is prolonged exposure to cold environmental temperatures and, if left untreated, frostbite or even death can occur.
18. Laceration in Cats
A laceration is a wound produced by the tearing of body tissue. There can be variable degrees of damage to the underlying body tissue and structures, depending on the depth and force of the trauma that caused the laceration.
19. Near Drowning in Cats
In a near-drowning episode, cessation of breathing results in a loss of oxygen to the brain and a rise in carbon dioxide levels in the blood. It can also cause aspiration of water into the lungs resulting in damage to the lung tissue.
20. Peritonitis in Cats
Peritonitis is an inflammatory process that develops in the abdomen and can be very serious, or even life-threatening. It can be associated with abdominal trauma, abdominal surgery or pancreatitis.
 

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